Western Bulldogs footballer Sam Reid.
Western Bulldogs footballer Sam Reid.

Reid faces axe from Bulldogs

CALOUNDRA product Sam Reid is in danger of being de-listed by the Western Bulldogs.

The club yesterday re-signed eight youngsters but Reid's name was not among the group. The midfielder is in his fourth year at the club and the last of his current contract.

It has been another tough year for Reid (pictured) who has played just four matches, taking his career tally to 10.

He has been plagued by injury and health issues throughout his career, undergoing groin surgery in 2009 and having both shoulders reconstructed last year. He also has type one diabetes.

Former Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade is a known fan of Reid, 21, but with the Bulldogs now looking for a new coach it seems like Reid could be in danger of being cut.

AFLQ Sunshine Coast development manager Mark Kennedy, who oversaw Reid's progress through the juniors, said he deserved another shot in the AFL.

“He's a really talented kid who has a massive upside athletically,” he said.

“He has struggled with injury and setbacks and he could do well if he gets a clear run.”

Kennedy said incoming club Greater Western Sydney, where Reid's younger brother Ben is playing, could be an option.

Other Sunshine Coast products to be de-listed in the last two years include Austin Lucy (Essendon) and Daniel Dzufer (Brisbane).

 


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